Virginia Lake, Whanganui

Stroll along the verdant, forest-lined shores of tranquil Virginia Lake, or stop by the onsite winter gardens, home to many tropical and exotic plants. Admire the various sculptures, feed the ducks, swans, and geese on the water, and visit their brightly colored cousins in the aviary. If you're feeling peckish, stop by the cafe for coffee and cake. Don't forget to bring coins to turn on the fountain. Our Whanganui road trip planning website makes visiting Virginia Lake and other Whanganui attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Great walk with my bae. Love the atmosphere. People were having lovely time with their families and the kids were feeding to ducks. Good place to spend time with your loved ones  more »
  • Not on our radar until innkeeper mentioned it as a place our kids might like. Beautifully groomed park with easy walking trails, plenty of ducks & geese to feed, a lovely winter garden & even a nice a...  more »
  • We spent several weeks in Whanganui visiting family and never grew tired of strolling around this beautiful space. But some duck feed from the cafe, you'll get to see some beautiful birds if you do! T...  more »
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  • What a magical place for walks picnic with family etc etc. Beautiful walk around the lake well maintained clean tidy. Just love going for walks around here. Lovely winter garden and bird sanctuary. Must visit when you are in whanganui.
  • Virginia Lake is an excellent place to wind down, whether that be a walk around the lake, or a stop at the nearby coffee shop further up the bank. There are numerous wildlife living in and by the lake, many of which will come up to you. The greenery is well-kept, and it is a pleasure to see as you walk around the outskirts of the lake.
  • Beautiful. Well worth a visit.
  • Virginia Lake, a gorgeous space for a stroll. Bring bird seed (or purchase from a store nearby) and find many feathered friends in your stroll about the trails of Virginia Lake.
  • Great walk for kids. Good for photos
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